"...may He work in us..." Hebrews 13:21
God's purpose for transforming us into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ, is to work in and through us to bring a taste of heaven to earth. We often pray the Lord's prayer, which contains the words: "...Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven..." (Mt. 6:9-13) It provides God pleasure for Him to see Christ working in us. Because of Christ's sacrifice on the cross, He has endowed us with heavenly power to equip us with everything good for doing His will.
Hebrews concludes with a parting benediction... a blessing to encourage the reader to persevere in the faith:
"Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen." (v.'s 20-21)
I look forward to beginning our journey through John's letters next week.